Real Rugby Nuts

Kiwi power over Boks

Posted in Tri Nations by therugbynut on August 27, 2006

Yet again the Kiwis rolled over South Africa, but with a second string side.

Comprehensive 45-26 win, the Tri Nations was wrapped up anyway, so they rested 11players. They started off very sluggishly, probably as a result of the team changes, and were 11-3 down after 10 minutes after some unforced errors from the Kiwis allowing de Preez to score . As usual they rallied back and in a twelve minute spell scored three tries through McAlister, Sivivatu & Muliaina. Carter was his usual perfect self, when he can be bothered to play, kicking 7 out of 8 conversions and a 61 metre penalty. The remaining tries came through Tialata and Gear.

South Africa scored two late tries via Jacque Fourie and are bottom of the table with 1 point.

Few injuries this time, that could make the test Saturday quite interesting, in particular both Kiwi props could be out.

Autumn internationals amongst England, New Zealand and South Africa should be cracking. Pretty obvious that New Zealand will steam roller England unless something earth shattering should happen. That leaves two very interesting games between England and South Africa, who to be honest are probably not that unevenly matched. I have tickets for the second game on the 25th November and will be taking my son Harry to his first live game – I can’t wait!


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